"I gotta grow the fuck up."
-Steve Almond, ‘The Last Single Days of Vicktor Potapenko’, in ‘My Life in Heavy Metal’, page 71
"What happened?" Scoonie said. "You had her going."
"I told her she smelled smoky and sweet. Like cured bacon."
"Hint," Peck said. "Don’t compare women to pork."
"Everybody loves bacon," The Don said quietly. "Show me who doesn’t love bacon."
-Steve Almond, The Last Single Days of Viktor Potapenko
"Susan and Bill seemed, at first, to be the embodiment of a happy, loving couple. But when we listened closely to their interaction and measured the ratio of positive to negative emotions, we got a different story."
-Malcolm Gladwell, ‘Blink’, page 75
"Too many people, when they get old, think that they have to live by the calendar."
-John Glenn, at age 77
Quoted in ‘Adult Development & Aging’ by SK Whitbourne and SB Whitbourne
"Sometimes couples are very happy together. Some days they fight. Sometimes they feel as though they could almost kill each other, but then they go on vacation and come back sounding like newlyweds."
-Malcolm Gladwell, ‘Blink’, page 20